AFTER Program

“Exploring a range of Social Opportunities and Life Choices”

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Come join us for fun AFTER your day program, work or just a long day!

The Arc of GHN provides Activities, Fun, Training, Enrichment & Recreation for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport communities.

The Arc’s AFTER program is committed to  promoting fun, relaxation, personal growth, and fulfillment!

To this end, we provide structured supervised opportunities to explore social activities or learn new skills with peers.  AFTER staffing are provided by The Arc at these events.

In addition, we value connecting participants to their communities by collecting and sharing information on local events. We also welcome any suggestions or community connections!

We believe in supporting people with disabilities to independently navigate their local communities as a pathway to empowerment and personal control.

AFTER Offerings:

For Teen & Young Adults: Ages 16-26.

Various recreation and enrichment activities after school to promote social skills and the transition to adulthood. Great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and get a break from parents or caregivers!

For Adults:   Ages 22 and older.

Opportunities for recreation and enrichment activities after day program and work to develop interests, make new friends, or to experience something new. Take a break from your busy life to relax and have fun!

Community Connections:

As an alternative to structured group activities, our AFTER program staff connects you to ‘goings-on’ in the local community, allowing for more independence in navigating one’s own social life.   These arrangements must be made directly with the host, and are not staffed by The Arc.

AFTER Program Brochure

May AFTER Calendar

Activities Descriptions

Exploring Interests:

  • Art
  • Movie Nights
  • Cooking
  • Community Events
  • Dances
  • Seasonal Activities
  • Bowling
  • Quarterly Trips
  • Hang Out Nights
  • Performing Arts

To participate in the AFTER Program please review, complete and submit the following forms:        

For more information please contact:

Neala Mercier, Neala.Mercier@TheArcofGHN.org  978 373-0552 x233

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